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Jason’s Transformation

Jason’s Transformation

He’s swapped partying on “The Hills” for living soberly with his soul mate. M.T.V. star Jason Wahler discusses addiction, recovery and young love.

 
Recovery on Screen: Films (and books) that place recovery center stage

Recovery on Screen: Films (and books) that place recovery center stage

In early recovery especially, it may be easier to stay in with good friends than testing yourself in the bar scene. Grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket, and spend an evening with these movies that are sure to entertain and inspire you.

 
Revive Your Recovery

Revive Your Recovery

As the summer wraps up and people return to routine, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your recovery. This week we’ll be looking at ways to breathe new life into your journey.

 
Stop Self-Sabotaging

Stop Self-Sabotaging

Whether by comfort eating, procrastinating or self-medicating, sometimes our failures are caused by our own innate ability to sabotage ourselves. Understanding how and why this happens can take you from self-defeating to self-helping.

 
Earthquakes of the Soul

Earthquakes of the Soul

Following trauma’s fault lines may help us find the source of addiction.

 
Remembering, and reaching out: Because actions matter

Remembering, and reaching out: Because actions matter

Renew blogger Superstar on remembering loved ones who have been lost to mental illness.

 
Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

Beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday at 63, in an apparent suicide.

 
The Cross-Addiction Conundrum

The Cross-Addiction Conundrum

Where there’s one demon, more lurk in the background. Here’s how to stay on top of your own replacement addictions. by Tracey Dee Rauh

 
Learning from Lance

Learning from Lance

It’s easy to demonize Lance Armstrong for his drug use and his lies. But what does that say about the rest of us?

 
“Why don’t you drink?”

“Why don’t you drink?”

It’s a question you can’t avoid. Here are 12 honest answers to have on hand.

 
A PUNKSTER PUTS IT DOWN

A PUNKSTER PUTS IT DOWN

Nate Lawler, 37, front-man for the punk band Death on Wednesday, is now clean and sober after coming close to losing everything to addictions.

 
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Methtacular! opens in Chicago

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Partiers mix them in order to be able to party longer – but researchers at the University of Michigan have found that consuming energy drinks and alcohol...
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Betty Ford Center to study substance abuse among lawyers.

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Recovery heads to the Cape for CCSAD

Addiction professionals from around the world will be descending on Cape Cod next month for the 27th annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD),...
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A fifty-year-old law limiting the number of beds in treatment centers that Medicaid covers is hindering the expansion of addiction treatment under the...
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Demi Lovato is ‘living proof’ of a successful life with mental illness

Singer and actress Demi Lovato – who is celebrating her 22nd birthday today – opened up about her experience with mental illness
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Professional golfer Dustin Johnson will miss the rest of the 2014 PGA season to seek professional help after testing positive for cocaine usage.
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